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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A California man made his initial appearance in the District of Hawaii on Thursday, May 16, 2024 to face charges related to his role in the murder of another man in connection with drug trafficking, according to a release issued by the U.S. Dept. of Justice. Court...
I'umalo Clayton Simamao from the Samoa Farmers Association with solar panels
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan farmers are profiting from solar generators. I'umalo Clayton Simamao from the Samoa Farmers Association said those who once had to travel long distances to charge their phones now had reliable access to power. In a news release, the Samoa government said improved communication...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Beneath the still blue Pacific Ocean, a threat is silently unraveling. Once-vibrant coral reefs teeming with fish life are suffering the impacts of bleaching and sea temperature increases. Tuvalu’s three reef islands and six atolls are made of reef platforms, and they...
Samoa Police Commissioner, Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man wanted by police in connection with a shooting incident in Samoa last month surrendered on Tuesday evening and is now in police custody. This was confirmed by the Police Commissioner, Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo in response to queries.  Auapa'au confirmed that he...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 133rd Forum Fisheries Committee Officials Annual Meeting was held in Nauru from May 6-10, 2024. Of special interest to American Samoa, the Committee discussed the Forum Fisheries Agency’s (FFA) ongoing effort to fight Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing...
SV Juren Ae
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the sea transport sector — the Marshall Islands stand out as leaders in the Pacific region and worldwide. The sailing cargo ship, SV Juren Ae, brings the country one step closer to achieving their goal of 40%...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vaivase Primary School in Samoa officially opened its new computer lab, a project that has been years in the making.  The state-of-the-art facility, valued at SAT$87,610 is a testament to the school's commitment to providing students with the best possible education. The...
 Tuvaluan dancers
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — More than 160 languages are spoken in New Zealand. Week-long events celebrate the unique languages heard across the country, and this week the focus is on the Rotuman language. According to UNESCO, the Rotuman language is listed as endangered along with four other Pacific...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  The Congregational Christian Church Samoa (CCCS) district in America has officially christened its new home in Malua at a value of more than WST$570,000, weeks before the CCCS annual conference kicks off. The building will shelter members of the district who travel over...
PACIFIC NEWS BRIEFS
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend the 53rd Pacific Islands Forum leader's meeting in August, Tonga's prime minister says. Matangi Tonga reported Hu'akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni met Guterres during a bilateral meeting in New York last September. Hu'...

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